Sanwo-Olu approves recruitment of medical staff to boost health sector

Sanwo-Olu approves recruitment of medical staff to boost health sector

In line with the T.H.E.M.E’s Agenda of the present administration and fulfilling the promise of qualitative healthcare delivery to the residents of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the recruitment of clinical staff to fill the existing vacancies in the 27 secondary healthcare facilities in the State.

The recruitment by Sanwo-Olu, which is aimed at reducing brain drain; is also to ensure that residents get optimal healthcare services whenever they visit any of the government hospitals for medical treatment.

A release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, Dr. Ademuyiwa Benjamin Eniayewun, said that “Vacancies to be filled include posts for Consultants, Registrars, Medical and Dental officers, Health Records officers, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and Physiotherapists.”

Others are Radiographers, Optometrists, Dental Therapists and Technologists, Medical Laboratory and Dental Technicians as well as House Officers and Interns.

Eniayewun stated further that all applicants are expected to apply online, from Monday, August 16, 2021, to Saturday, September 4, 2021, through the Commission’s portal at, adding that only shortlisted candidates will, however, be contacted for the computer-based test and interview.

Similarly, the Permanent Secretary also revealed that Sanwo-Olu has given his approval for the upgrade of five comprehensive hospital centres in the State to General Hospitals.

According to him, the affected Hospital Centres are those in Onikan, Harvey Road, Ebute-Metta, Ijede and Ketu-Ejirin.

Meanwhile, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido, on Saturday, August 14, revealed that Nigeria had made zero progress since 1981.

Sanusi made this assertion in Kaduna at a colloquium to mark his 60th birthday; while maintaining that the government must make the economy grow for the sake of ordinary Nigerians.

According to him, in the last 40 years, the Nigerian economy hadn’t made any meaningful progress.

Nigeria’s GDP per capita on purchasing power parity had gone through a cycle where it grew; as well as plummeted to nearly the amount it was 40 years ago, the former Kano Emir noted.

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He said, “In 1980, Nigeria’s GDP per capita on purchasing power parity basis was $2,180. In 2014, it appreciated by 50 per cent to $3,099. According to the World Bank, where were we in 2019? $2,229. At this rate in the next two years in terms of purchasing power parity; the average income of a Nigerian would have gone back to what it was in 1980 under Shehu Shagari. That means, in 40 years, no progress, we made zero progress. 40 years wasted.”

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